Are The Spurs Rusted?
The San Antonio Spurs finished off the Memphis Grizzlies in a sweep on May 27, and just like those Lakers they off until June 6, waiting for a winner out of the East (it eventually was the Heat). The exact same break those Lakers had.
Will they come out rested or rusted?
Some rest is certainly good for a banged up Spurs team. For example, Manu Ginobili told the San Antonio Express News this is the best he has felt since training camp.
Now, to tell you the truth, I even forgot about what happened during the season, he said. I am feeling good now, we are in the Finals, who cares (about previous injuries)? No ones going to remember I missed 20 games during the regular season.
Source: Kurt Helin, Pro Basketball Talk